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Victorian State Emergency Services

The Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer based organisation responding to emergencies and working to ensure the safety of communities around Victoria. VICSES has the responsibility for a range of state-wide roles including planning for and responding to floods, severe storms, earthquakes, and road accident rescue and operates the largest network of road rescue in Australia. 

For any flood and storm related emergency assistance, dial 132 500. VICSES volunteers can be contacted 24 hours 7 days a week. It is the same cost as a local call in Victoria (mobile may be charged at a higher rate).

Victorian Climate

Melbourne, Victoria enjoys manageable summers, glorious springs, mild autumns and crisp winters. With its variable climate, Melbourne is warm to hot in summer (December to February), mild in autumn (March to May), cold and damp in winter (June to August) and cool in spring (September to November).

Victoria's warmest months are January and February where the average temperature is 25.8°C - this is the time when picnicking, cycling, sailing, windsurfing, swimming and surfing are at its peak. In contrast, June and July are the coldest months where the temperature ranges between 5.9°C and 14°C - during these months skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing are enjoyed in the picturesque High Country, one of the most beautiful alpine regions in Australia. For those in-between months, Victoria's climate is perfect for fishing, playing a round of golf, mountain biking, horse riding, rock climbing or touring the many wine growing regions and stopping off at farm gate and roadside stalls offering local produce.

Visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology – Victoria Section to see what the weather’s doing right now. Or go to the Visit Victoria website to see what’s going on around the state.

Average Melbourne temperatures
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily Maximum (Celsius) 25.8 25.8 23.8 20.2 16.6 14.0 13.4 14.9 17.2 19.6 21.8 24.1
Daily Maximum (Fahrenheit) 78.44 78.44 74.84 68.36 61.80 57.2 56.12 58.82 62.96 67.28 71.24 75.38
Daily Minimum (Celsius) 14.2 14.5 13.1 10.7 8.6 6.9 5.9 6.6 7.9 9.4 11.1 12.8
Daily Minimum (Fahrenheit) 57.56 57.56 55.58 51.26 47.48 44.42 42.62 43.88 46.22 48.92 51.98 55.04

Average Melbourne rainfall
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
In Millimetres 48.2 47.0 50.6 58.2 56.6 49.8 47.9 50.3 58.7 67.4 59.3 59.1
Mean Days of Rain 8.3 7.4 9.3 11.5 14.0 14.2 15.1 15.6 14.8 14.3 11.8 10.5
Mean Hours of Daily Sunshine 8.1 7.5 6.2 4.9 3.8 3.1 3.5 4.4 5.2 5.9 6.7 7.4

"A good memory I will take home of Melbourne is the weather. Coming from a warm country I love the four seasons in one day that you get in Melbourne!"

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